Violence against women

Police in the west African state of Burkina Faso have arrested 14 people for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls.
Gulzabira Toreshova doesn't believe in happy marriages. She saw her husband for the first time at a friend's birthday party — by the end of the evening she had been abducted and forced to become his wife.
L’accroissement sans précédent du nombre de viols et de kidnappings dans la capitale irakienne incitent les jeunes filles à renoncer à leurs études ou à ne plus quitter leur domicile.
Le Yémen, pays du sud-est de la péninsule Arabique, est devenu le théâtre d’un durcissement religieux dont les femmes sont les premières victimes, particulièrement celles qui sont incarcérées.
Sudan needs to deal with its dual Arab and sub-Saharan African legacy as race politics affects all citizens, from the clients of Khartoum's beauty parlours to the rape victims in Darfur.
Journalists discuss lack of coverage of gender issues.
A tale of abandonment, abduction, sexual assault and violence that reveals the vulnerability of women who leave the traditional Afghan home.
Violence, poids de traditions discriminatoires et insecurité restent le lot quotidien des femmes d’Afghanistan.
Un nouveau rapport d’Amnesty International documente la violence familiale contre les femmes en Turquie et le role des femmes membres d'organisations non-gouvernementales pour la combattre.
Police are reinvestigating more than 100 murders in England and Wales they suspect could be so-called honour killings, it has emerged.
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